bearish or bullish reversal pattern is considered reliable.
an uptrend, the formation consists of three white candlestick days. The first
day the candlestick is long. The second and third day the white candles open
within the body of the previous candle. They have smaller and smaller bodies,
which signifies a weakening trend.
block: During a downtrend, the formation consists of three black candlesticks.
The first day the candlestick is long. But the second and third days the black
candlesticks become smaller and smaller, opening within the body of the
previous candle. This signifies a strengthening trend.
advance block: bearish.
advance block: bullish
would be the opposite formation from the bearish advance block patern.